David N Durrheim

Summary

Affiliation: James Cook University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Malaria outbreak control in an African village by community application of 'deet' mosquito repellent to ankles and feet
    D N Durrheim
    Communicable Disease Control, Department of Health, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
    Med Vet Entomol 16:112-5. 2002
  2. pmc The use of hospital-based nurses for the surveillance of potential disease outbreaks
    D N Durrheim
    Department of Health, Private Bag X11285, Nelspruit 1200, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 79:22-7. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Certifying lymphatic filariasis elimination in the Pacific--the need for new tools
    David N Durrheim
    World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for the Control of Lymphatic Filariasis, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville 4811, Australia
    Pac Health Dialog 10:149-54. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint A clarion call for greater investment in global sanitation
    David Durrheim
    Hunter New England Population Health, Newcastle, NSW, and James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4814, Australia
    Lancet 370:1592-3. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Communicable disease surveillance and management in a globalised world
    David N Durrheim
    School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
    Lancet 363:1339-40. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Leprosy in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa--eliminated or hidden?
    D N Durrheim
    Communicable Disease Control, Mpumalanga Department of Health, Post Bag X11285, Nelspruit, 1200, South Africa
    Lepr Rev 73:326-33. 2002
  7. pmc Research that influences policy and practice - characteristics of operational research to improve malaria control in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
    David N Durrheim
    World Health Organization Lymphatic Filariasis Collaborating Centre
    Malar J 1:9. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Rabies post-exposure management in South Africa: a telephonic survey used as a rapid tool for operational research
    D N Durrheim
    Communicable Disease Control, Mpumalanga Department of Health, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 7:459-61. 2002
  9. doi request reprint Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the development of pandemic influenza containment strategies: community voices and community control
    Peter D Massey
    Hunter New England Population Health, Locked Bag 9783, NEMSC, Tamworth, NSW 2348, Australia
    Health Policy 103:184-90. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint The remarkable adaptability of syndromic surveillance to meet public health needs
    Beverley J Paterson
    Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia Private Bag 10, Wallsend, 2287 NSW, Australia
    J Epidemiol Glob Health 3:41-7. 2013

Detail Information

Publications65

  1. ncbi request reprint Malaria outbreak control in an African village by community application of 'deet' mosquito repellent to ankles and feet
    D N Durrheim
    Communicable Disease Control, Department of Health, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
    Med Vet Entomol 16:112-5. 2002
    ..This encouraging outcome should be attempted in other outbreak-prone settings where infective mosquito bites are sporadic and malaria has unstable endemicity...
  2. pmc The use of hospital-based nurses for the surveillance of potential disease outbreaks
    D N Durrheim
    Department of Health, Private Bag X11285, Nelspruit 1200, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 79:22-7. 2001
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Certifying lymphatic filariasis elimination in the Pacific--the need for new tools
    David N Durrheim
    World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for the Control of Lymphatic Filariasis, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville 4811, Australia
    Pac Health Dialog 10:149-54. 2003
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint A clarion call for greater investment in global sanitation
    David Durrheim
    Hunter New England Population Health, Newcastle, NSW, and James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4814, Australia
    Lancet 370:1592-3. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Communicable disease surveillance and management in a globalised world
    David N Durrheim
    School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
    Lancet 363:1339-40. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Leprosy in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa--eliminated or hidden?
    D N Durrheim
    Communicable Disease Control, Mpumalanga Department of Health, Post Bag X11285, Nelspruit, 1200, South Africa
    Lepr Rev 73:326-33. 2002
    ....
  7. pmc Research that influences policy and practice - characteristics of operational research to improve malaria control in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
    David N Durrheim
    World Health Organization Lymphatic Filariasis Collaborating Centre
    Malar J 1:9. 2002
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Rabies post-exposure management in South Africa: a telephonic survey used as a rapid tool for operational research
    D N Durrheim
    Communicable Disease Control, Mpumalanga Department of Health, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 7:459-61. 2002
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the development of pandemic influenza containment strategies: community voices and community control
    Peter D Massey
    Hunter New England Population Health, Locked Bag 9783, NEMSC, Tamworth, NSW 2348, Australia
    Health Policy 103:184-90. 2011
    ..To develop culturally appropriate and effective strategies to reduce the risk from pandemic influenza (H1N109) in rural and remote Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities...
  10. ncbi request reprint The remarkable adaptability of syndromic surveillance to meet public health needs
    Beverley J Paterson
    Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia Private Bag 10, Wallsend, 2287 NSW, Australia
    J Epidemiol Glob Health 3:41-7. 2013
    ..Syndromic surveillance has demonstrated a remarkable ability to adapt to rapidly shifting public health needs. This adaptability makes it a highly relevant public health tool. ..
  11. ncbi request reprint Could it be lymphatic filariasis?
    Peter A Leggat
    School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
    J Travel Med 11:56-60. 2004
  12. pmc Pertussis vaccination in child care workers: room for improvement in coverage, policy and practice
    Kirsty Hope
    Hunter New England Population Health, University of Newcastle, Locked Bag 10, Wallsend, NSW, Australia 2287
    BMC Pediatr 12:98. 2012
    ..This study aimed to describe pertussis vaccination coverage in child care workers in a regional area of northern NSW during 2010; review current staff pertussis vaccination practices; and explore barriers to vaccination...
  13. ncbi request reprint Acceptance of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza vaccination by the Australian public
    Keith Eastwood
    Hunter New England Population Health, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 192:33-6. 2010
    ..To investigate the Australian public's expectations, concerns and willingness to accept vaccination with the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza vaccine...
  14. pmc Should there be a standardised approach to the diagnostic workup of suspected adult encephalitis? A case series from Australia
    Clare Huppatz
    Hunter New England Population Health, NSW Health, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 10:353. 2010
    ..In Australia there have been no studies to try to improve the identification rate of encephalitis pathogens. This study aims to review the diagnostic assessment of adult suspected encephalitis cases...
  15. ncbi request reprint Management of Irukandji syndrome in northern Australia
    Fiona I Barnett
    School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
    Rural Remote Health 5:369. 2005
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  16. ncbi request reprint Measles with a possible 23 day incubation period
    Tove L Fitzgerald
    CNC Health Protection, Hunter New England Population Health, Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 36:E277-80. 2012
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  17. pmc Enhancing malaria control using a computerised management system in southern Africa
    Marlize Booman
    Malaria Information Officer, Malaria Control Programme, Mpumalanga Department of Health, Private Bag X11278, Nelspruit, 1200, South Africa
    Malar J 2:13. 2003
    ..Ongoing monitoring of spraying operations is essential to assure optimal programme performance and early corrective action, where indicated...
  18. pmc Australian public and smallpox
    David N Durrheim
    Hunter New England Population Health, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1748-50. 2005
    ..Since general practitioners were commonly identified as the initial point of care, they should become a focus of bioterrorism response planning in Australia...
  19. ncbi request reprint Polio eradication--the validity of surveillance indicators
    Bernice N Harris
    Communicable Disease Control, Mpumalanga Department of Health, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 8:386-91. 2003
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  20. ncbi request reprint Health-care provision and the path out of poverty
    Shona Wynd
    School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
    Lancet 364:562-4. 2004
  21. ncbi request reprint Faecal incontinence: an unrecognised epidemic in rural North Queensland? Results of a hospital-based outpatient study
    Yik Hong Ho
    School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 13:28-34. 2005
    ..We explored the prevalence of faecal incontinence (FI) in a referral hospital outpatient population, to explore suspicions that FI is inadequately studied, underestimated and poorly appreciated in the rural North Queensland (NQ) community...
  22. pmc Prevalence of soil transmitted nematodes on Nukufetau, a remote Pacific island in Tuvalu
    Rick Speare
    Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine, WHO Collaborating Centre for Lymphatic Filariasis, James Cook University, Townsville 4811, Queensland, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 6:110. 2006
    ....
  23. pmc Cross sectional survey of human-bat interaction in Australia: public health implications
    Beverley J Paterson
    Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
    BMC Public Health 14:58. 2014
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Trends in malaria chemoprophylaxis prescription in South Africa 1994 to 2000
    Peter A Leggat
    School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
    J Travel Med 9:318-21. 2002
    ..Taking chemoprophylaxis decreases the severity and frequency of death from malaria due to Plasmodium falciparum when compared with taking no chemoprophylaxis...
  25. ncbi request reprint Australia's pandemic 'Protect' strategy: the tension between prevention and patient management
    Keith Eastwood
    Hunter New England Population Health, Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia
    Rural Remote Health 9:1288. 2009
    ..Should advances in vaccine manufacture reduce the time taken to produce a new vaccine, then increased effort to extend containment will be even more worthwhile...
  26. pmc Etiology of encephalitis in Australia, 1990-2007
    Clare Huppatz
    Hunter New England Population Health, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:1359-65. 2009
    ..Unexplained encephalitis should be investigated, and encephalitis hospitalizations should be subject to statutory notification in Australia...
  27. ncbi request reprint General practice intervention to increase opportunistic screening for chlamydia
    Tony D Merritt
    Hunter New England Population Health, Hunter New England Area Health Service, Locked Bag 10, Wallsend, NSW 2287, Australia
    Sex Health 4:249-51. 2007
    ..These could include financial incentives linked to screening performance and increased community awareness to increase patient demand for testing...
  28. ncbi request reprint Mitigating the health impacts of a natural disaster--the June 2007 long-weekend storm in the Hunter region of New South Wales
    Michelle A Cretikos
    Centre for Epidemiology and Research, NSW Department of Health, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 187:670-3. 2007
    ..A household survey conducted within a fortnight of the storm established that household preparedness and storm warning systems could be improved...
  29. ncbi request reprint Reducing the risk of pandemic influenza in Aboriginal communities
    Peter D Massey
    Hunter New England Population Health, Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
    Rural Remote Health 9:1290. 2009
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  30. ncbi request reprint Cholera--the role of catheters, confidential inquiries and early response
    David N Durrheim
    World Health Organisation Lymphatic Filariasis Collaborating Center, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Australia
    S Afr Med J 92:597-9. 2002
  31. pmc Invasive pneumococcal disease in New South Wales, Australia: reporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status improves epidemiology
    Peter D Massey
    Hunter New England Population Health, Tamworth, Australia
    Western Pac Surveill Response J 2:1-4. 2011
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  32. ncbi request reprint Blood, guts and knife cuts: reducing the risk of swine brucellosis in feral pig hunters in north-west New South Wales, Australia
    P D Massey
    Health Protection, Hunter New England Population Health, Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
    Rural Remote Health 11:1793. 2011
    ..There has not been an evaluation of the acceptability of these recommended risk-reduction strategies in the settings where feral pig hunting and evisceration occurs...
  33. pmc A structured framework for improving outbreak investigation audits
    Craig B Dalton
    Hunter New England Population Health, Longworth Ave, Wallsend, 2287, NSW, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:472. 2009
    ....
  34. pmc Responses to pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Australia
    Keith Eastwood
    Hunter New England Health, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:1211-6. 2010
    ..However, only respondents who perceived pandemic (H1N1) 2009 as serious or who had attained higher educational levels expressed intention to comply with social distancing measures...
  35. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of enteroviral meningoencephalitis in neonates and young infants
    Brayden March
    School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 50:216-20. 2014
    ..To describe the epidemiology of enteroviral meningoencephalitis in northern New South Wales, Australia, with a specific focus on neonatal and young infant cases...
  36. ncbi request reprint Review of Australia's polio surveillance
    Beverley J Paterson
    Hunter Medical Research Institute, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 37:E149-55. 2013
    ..Existing polio surveillance strategies were considered appropriate for Australia. ..
  37. pmc Local level epidemiological analysis of TB in people from a high incidence country of birth
    Peter D Massey
    Hunter New England Population Health, Tamworth, NSW, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:62. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to use a novel approach to identify local areas in an Australian state that have higher TB rates given the local areas' country of birth profiles...
  38. ncbi request reprint Reported knowledge, perceptions, and behavior of tourists and North Queensland residents at risk of contact with jellyfish that cause the "Irukandji syndrome"
    Simone L Harrison
    Anton Breinl Centre, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
    Wilderness Environ Med 15:4-10. 2004
    ..To determine the knowledge, beliefs, and behavior of local residents and visitors to North Queensland who may be at risk of contact with "Irukandji" jellyfish...
  39. ncbi request reprint Remaining measles challenges in Australia
    David N Durrheim
    Hunter New England Population Health, Hunter New England Area Health Service, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 187:181-4. 2007
    ..Pathology laboratories should have effective protocols for immediately reporting positive measles-specific IgM antibody tests, or other results indicative of measles, to public health authorities...
  40. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of pulmonary tuberculosis in young Australians
    Tony D Merritt
    Hunter New England Population Health, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 186:240-2. 2007
    ..To characterise a pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) cluster in the Hunter Area of New South Wales using a combination of traditional epidemiological methods and molecular typing...
  41. ncbi request reprint Using epidemiological and molecular methods to investigate an outbreak of gonorrhoea associated with heterosexual contact in Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Kerry Todd
    Hunter New England Population Health, Hunter New England Area Health Service, NSW 2305, Australia
    Sex Health 4:233-6. 2007
    ....
  42. pmc Knowledge about pandemic influenza and compliance with containment measures among Australians
    Keith Eastwood
    Hunter New England Population Health, Wallsend, NSW, Australia
    Bull World Health Organ 87:588-94. 2009
    ..To examine the level of stated compliance with public health pandemic influenza control measures and explore factors influencing cooperation for pandemic influenza control in Australia...
  43. ncbi request reprint Improving communicable disease outbreak preparedness in residential aged care facilities using an interventional interview strategy
    Keith Eastwood
    Hunter New England Population Health, Hunter New England Area Health Service, Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia
    Australas J Ageing 27:143-9. 2008
    ..To improve the capacity of residential aged care facilities (RACFs) to respond to communicable disease outbreaks...
  44. pmc Effect of artemether-lumefantrine policy and improved vector control on malaria burden in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Karen I Barnes
    Division of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS Med 2:e330. 2005
    ..Malaria is diagnosed definitively and treatment is provided free of charge in reasonably accessible public-sector health-care facilities...
  45. ncbi request reprint Short communication: Strengthening sub-national communicable disease surveillance in a remote Pacific Island country by adapting a successful African outbreak surveillance model
    Tekaai Nelesone
    Tuvalu Ministry of Health, Princess Margaret Hospital, Tuvalu
    Trop Med Int Health 11:17-21. 2006
    ..An evaluation of the system after 12 months indicated that the Outbreak Manual was regarded as very useful by clinic nurses, and there was early evidence of improved surveillance and response to the disease syndromes under surveillance...
  46. ncbi request reprint Re-emerging poliomyelitis--is Australia's surveillance adequate?
    David N Durrheim
    Commun Dis Intell 30:275-7. 2006
    ..As most AFP cases are hospitalised, AFP should be immediately notifiable by hospitals to public health units or state or territory public health authorities to ensure appropriate follow up, including stool specimens...
  47. pmc Seven years of regional malaria control collaboration--Mozambique, South Africa, and Swaziland
    Brian L Sharp
    Malaria Research Programme, Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:42-7. 2007
    ..The success of the program in reducing malaria transmission throughout the target area provides a strong argument for investment in regional malaria control...
  48. pmc Evaluation of an operational malaria outbreak identification and response system in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
    Marlize Coleman
    School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
    Malar J 7:69. 2008
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  49. doi request reprint Identifying pneumonia outbreaks of public health importance: can emergency department data assist in earlier identification?
    Kirsty Hope
    Newcastle Institute of Public Health, New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 32:361-3. 2008
    ..To retrospectively review the performance of a near real-time Emergency Department (ED) Syndromic Surveillance System operating in New South Wales for identifying pneumonia outbreaks of public health importance...
  50. ncbi request reprint Likely impact of school and childcare closures on public health workforce during an influenza pandemic: a survey
    Craig B Dalton
    Hunter New England Population Health, Wallsend, New South Wales
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 32:261-2. 2008
    ..While school and childcare closures will have a significant impact on public health agency staff, they have the capacity and willingness to work from home. Their practical concerns should be addressed to optimise their participation...
  51. ncbi request reprint The public health value of emergency department syndromic surveillance following a natural disaster
    Kirsty Hope
    Hunter New England Population Health, New South Wales
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 32:92-4. 2008
    ..The application of an electronic emergency department syndromic surveillance system proved valuable and timely in informing public health activities following a natural disaster in New South Wales...
  52. pmc Adverse drug reactions in adult medical inpatients in a South African hospital serving a community with a high HIV/AIDS prevalence: prospective observational study
    Ushma Mehta
    Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Observatory 7925, South Africa
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 65:396-406. 2008
    ..ADRs in HIV-infected patients were less likely to be preventable...
  53. ncbi request reprint Immunisation coverage in refugee children
    Kylee J Parsons
    Med J Aust 186:323. 2007
  54. ncbi request reprint Inadequate chemoprophylaxis and the risk of malaria
    Peter Massey
    CNC, Population Health, Hunter New England Health, Tamworth, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 36:1058-60. 2007
    ..Malaria is an important disease for Australian travellers, particularly to Papua New Guinea. Travellers often seek health advice from their general practitioner before travel or if they develop illness after travel...
  55. pmc Understanding the community impact of lymphatic filariasis: a review of the sociocultural literature
    Shona Wynd
    Department for International Development, East Kilbride, United Kingdom
    Bull World Health Organ 85:493-8. 2007
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  56. ncbi request reprint A review of the efficacy of human Q fever vaccine registered in Australia
    Clayton K Chiu
    NSW Public Health Officer Training Program, NSW Department of Health, Australia
    N S W Public Health Bull 18:133-6. 2007
    ..Q fever remains an important occupational zoonosis in rural Australia. Although Q fever vaccine is recommended in high-risk occupational groups, its availability has been limited in recent years...
  57. ncbi request reprint Elimination programs: monitoring the effectiveness of surveillance
    David N Durrheim
    J Infect Dis 190:2195-6; author reply 2196-7. 2004
  58. ncbi request reprint Control of neglected tropical diseases
    Clare Huppatz
    N Engl J Med 357:2407; author reply 2407-8. 2007
  59. ncbi request reprint A population survey--would Australian general practice be the first point of contact during an anthrax bioterrorism event?
    David N Durrheim
    Hunter New England Population Health, Newcastle University, New South Wales and James Cook University, Queensland
    Aust Fam Physician 35:172-4. 2006
    ..Anthrax bioterrorism is a new threat to Australians. How they would respond to an anthrax bioterrorism event is unknown...
  60. ncbi request reprint Investing in capacity to meet the challenge of an influenza pandemic
    Mark J Ferson
    Public Health Unit, South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Health, Australia
    N S W Public Health Bull 17:129-30. 2006
  61. pmc Syndromic Surveillance: is it a useful tool for local outbreak detection?
    Kirsty Hope
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:374-5. 2006
  62. ncbi request reprint A norovirus outbreak associated with consumption of NSW oysters: implications for quality assurance systems
    Clare Huppatz
    Hunter New England Population Health, NSW Health, Wallsend, New South Wales
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 32:88-91. 2008
    ..It is recommended that the feasibility of testing oysters for norovirus, particularly after known faecal contamination of oyster leases, be assessed...
  63. ncbi request reprint A food "lifeboat": food and nutrition considerations in the event of a pandemic or other catastrophe
    Craig B Dalton
    Med J Aust 188:679; author reply 679. 2008
  64. ncbi request reprint Should medical students be routinely offered BCG vaccination?
    David N Durrheim
    Med J Aust 186:98-9; author reply 99. 2007
  65. ncbi request reprint The first 100 days: an open letter to the new Minister for Health and Ageing
    David N Durrheim
    Med J Aust 188:189. 2008